Wendy Ramunno

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Wendy G. Ramunno writes about food and drink in Philly and beyond, and edits Food & Wine magazine's annual Wine Guide books. After growing up in the Poconos, she lived in Indiana, DC, Barcelona and New York, and is now happy to call Washington Square West home.

October 25, 2017

Dogs

Heart-melting, adoptable dogs in Halloween costumes

October is not just for last-minute costume shopping, it’s also Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.

May 10, 2017

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day gift guide: Philly edition

May 14 is coming up quickly. Spoil your mom with one of these local picks—from dreamy jewelry to a luxe spa day.

April 18, 2017

Food & Drink

Escape the feeling of being a local by visiting these gems

There’s no better time than now to visit Old City: The must-see Museum of the American Revolution opens this week, and spring weather has finally, truly arrived.

March 23, 2017

Lifestyle

Beyond the beauty of a delicate bloom on the plate

No spring table is complete without a vase full of vibrant blooms, but incorporating edible flowers into your food and drinks can give an even more dramatic effect with minimal effort.

October 17, 2016

Fruit

Bite into fall with hardcore “apple nerd” Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farm

Once Ben Wenk gets on the subject of apples, it’s hard to slow him down. The self-described “apple nerd” is the seventh generation to farm his family’s land in Adams County, Pa., where he grows peaches, berries, vegetables, tomatoes and, yes, more than 40 varieties of apples.

June 10, 2016

Drink

Tequilas Restaurant introduces ‘Farm to Shaker’ cocktails

David Suro would like you to think a little more about what’s in your margarita.

March 29, 2016

Wine

Philly Wine Week 2016: Where to go & what to drink

The third iteration of Philly Wine Week will run April 3 to April 10, and it’s looking to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s participants include new spots like Martha, Coeur and Urban Farmer. Events range from a lowbrow boxed wine tasting at Vintage Wine Bar to Lacroix’s power lunch with wine pairings.

March 22, 2016

Food

12 local food and drink products to look for this spring

There’s no shortage of fantastic food and drink products coming out of the Philadelphia area these days. Here are 10 of them — plus two new cookbooks by local authors — to brighten up your spring.

March 8, 2016

Food

6 things we learned at the Philly Chef Conference

Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management hosted about 250 people at its third annual Philly Chef Conference on March 6 and 7. The meeting gathered together the city’s top culinary professionals and gave Drexel students the opportunity to rub elbows with potential employers. Here are six takeaways from this year’s event:

February 11, 2016

Restaurants

Meet six talented Philly sous chefs making their bosses look good

Behind Philly’s better-known chefs is an army of cooks, dishwashers and other staff putting in crazy long hours to ensure that everything runs just so. Near the top of the kitchen hierarchy are sous chefs. They don’t get the attention and accolades, but they bear tremendous responsibility for day-to-day operations — everything from supervising line cooks to handling inventory to developing menus. Here we shine a spotlight on a half-dozen under-the-radar sous chefs. From restaurant lifers to a former art museum guide, they all help make their bosses look good.

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